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Privacy and data protection

Privacy is an area of increasing importance and relevance, touching on every aspect of our lives including:

  • the human right to privacy
  • the privacy of individuals
  • the related requirements for businesses to protect the personal data they collect of their customers, employees and subscribers

Commercial transactions are no exception, and offer up a minefield of privacy issues, ranging from:

  • who “controls” the use of personal data
  • where that personal data is stored
  • what personal data may be used for
  • what level of security is legally required and appropriate
  • what happens in the event of a cyber-incident occurring in relation to personal data

Our Privacy and Data Protection team comprises solicitors with a vast amount of experience in all aspects of privacy law.  Members of our team regularly advise and deliver training to clients and speak at conferences on the applicability of and issues arising under the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulation and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018.

We advise on the full range of privacy issues including:

  • ensuring that your business is privacy compliant
  • the drafting of privacy policies
  • advising on the utilisation of the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses
  • advising on and drafting Binding Corporate Rules
  • advising on the transfer and processing of personal data
  • advising on subject access requests, requests for erasure and other rights and obligations under the relevant legislation
  • advising and assisting with cyber incidents and other forms of data breaches
  • advising on Supervisory Authority investigations
  • advising on Lead Supervisory Authorities, Data Protection Offices and the appointment of EU and UK Representatives
  • advising on and assisting with litigation arising out of privacy related incidents

Should you wish to discuss your business’ privacy requirements and obligations, or simply have a question, please contact Alan Meneghetti or any of the contacts on this page.